Platte River Trail

MODERATE 27 reviews
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Platte River Trail is a 6.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lake George, Colorado and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1053 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

Directions from Lake George: Travel northwest 1.2 miles on Highway 24; and then drive North 1.2 mi. on County Road 77. Travel northeast 0.7 miles on Forest Road 112 to the Happy Meadowns Campground entrance. Continue driving past the campground entrance 1 mile to the Platte River Trailhead.

hiking
11 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

Trip report 9/15/2017. Nice quiet trail in a Ponderosa forest. If you are looking for aspen- this isn't your trail. I think moderate is a fair description- some place were a little tricky for my 70 yr old mother, but otherwise pretty easy. Likely gets packed on the weekend. The had a sign up indicating bear country. Overall, nice trail if you want a walk in the woods. Nice views of the South Platte River.

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty good trail, nothing special though.

hiking
2 months ago

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2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Wonderful hike even on a hot day. Not busy on a Friday. Only saw six other people on the trail.

3 months ago

We only went in a mile but it was a nice start.

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hiking
6 months ago

took the kids and dogs with us. the dogs enjoy it alot. nice hike to go on. we made couple stops.

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

fishing
11 months ago

We went out for an adventure 10/29! We recently moved to CO 3 months ago and wanted to explore!
The hike was a bit strenuous but stumbled upon some beautiful views and once you can hear the river water running while hiking the winding mountains you get a burst of energy and excitement!
We had a wonderful morning about 3miles to the river and of course 3 miles back!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

hiking
Monday, August 22, 2016

Good trail with nice views. Fairly easy trail without too much elevation change. That changes once you make it to the river and follow that for about a mile. It then gets pretty technical with no trail at all in some places. Great summer hike along the river. Definitely recommend.